It is noted that this happened on Saturday, October 19.

The ministry said that a bomber approaching the state border of Russia was met by a Russian Su-27 fighter and “was accompanied by it throughout its passage along the border of territorial waters of Russia at a distance of about 70 km from it.”

In early August, the F-22 and Hornet CF-18 planes were lifted into the air to escort two Russian strategic Tu-95 bombers near Alaska.